Advanced science. Applied technology.
|07/26/2012|| SwRI, industry collaborators receive $8.5 million from U.S. Department of Energy to develop high-efficiency hot gas turbo-expander for solar plants|
High-efficiency supercritical CO2 hot gas turbo-expander to be developed for concentrating solar power plant
|07/09/2012|| Smith promoted to vice president of SwRI Signal Exploitation and Geolocation Division|
Expertise includes designing, developing, testing shipboard, land-based and airborne electronic support systems
|07/03/2012|| Green named Fellow of the Geological Society of America|
Green is one of 78 GSA professional members elected to Fellowship for 2012
|06/26/2012|| SwRI Hybrid Ceramic-Sand Core Casting Technology wins R&D 100 Award|
New technology enables production of heavy-duty diesel engines with higher peak cylinder pressure capability
|06/21/2012|| SwRI building eight NASA microsatellites to help predict extreme weather events on Earth|
Constellation of satellites will observe hurricanes as they form and intensify
|05/10/2012|| Asteroid collision that spawned Vesta asteroid family occurred more recently than originally thought|
Images from the Dawn spacecraft indicate that a collision that created the impact crater Rheasilvia on Asteroid (4) Vesta occurred more recently than was previously thought.
|05/10/2012|| New IBEX data show the heliosphere long-theorized bow shock does not exist|
New data requires decades of research that included a bow shock to be re-examined.
|05/10/2012|| Unseen planet revealed by its gravity|
Scientists combined new Kepler Telescope data with an established theory to predict that an unseen second planet about the mass of Saturn is orbiting the distant star KOI-872.
|05/04/2012|| Canup elected member of National Academy of Sciences|
NAS membership one of the highest honors awarded to U.S. scientists or engineers
|04/25/2012|| Splatters of molten rock signal period of intense asteroid impacts on Earth, raise questions about the source of impactors|
Rock layers on Earth may hold the “fingerprints” of asteroid mega-impacts dating back to the Archean era, a formative time for early life.
|04/24/2012|| SwRI scientists assess age of the Titan organic atmosphere|
SwRI scientists are studying the organic atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and the only known extraterrestrial body with a hydrologic cycle similar to the Earth’s
|04/18/2012|| Ward named Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences|
2012 inductees include winners of Pulitzer and Shaw prizes, Field Medal, and Grammy, Emmy, Academy and Tony awards
|03/27/2012|| The NASA TWINS and IBEX spacecraft observe impact of powerful solar storm from inside and outside Earth magnetosphere|
Simultaneous imaging showed changes to Earth’s outer magnetosphere rippling toward the interior within minutes
|04/02/2012|| SwRI launches Particle Sensor Performance and Durability consortium|
PSPD will investigate performance and durability of particle sensors for onboard diagnostics and diesel engine emission control
|03/02/2012|| SwRI co-sponsored Next-Generation Suborbital Research Conference a success, breaks records|
Attendees from more than 16 countries and 34 sponsors convened at the conference